In 1998 EWL Electric acquired the electrical wholesaling business of GEC Ireland Ltd and the GEC locations took on the trading name of Edmundson Electrical. In 2005 Irwin Electrical of Letterkenny, County Donegal was acquired.
In August 2008 the development of EWL continued with the major acquisition of Eastern Electrical Limited.
The connection between Edmundson and Ireland can be traced back to the early 1800's when Joshua Edmundson began trading in Dublin. Joshua's brother in law, John Wigham, was an inventor who developed gas lighting in Dublin, including the lighting used in Ireland's principal lighthouses. The Irish Times dated March 1879 gives John Wigham the credit for the "two (gas) lamps lately erected in front of the Alliance Gas Office in Grafton Street."
From these humble beginnings, through to being one of the first suppliers of electricity, the Edmundson name is proudly associated with the premier electrical wholesale distributors supplying quality branded products to trade and industry throughout Ireland and the UK.
We serve the country from 15 locations throughout Ireland, each carrying a comprehensive stock and run by friendly, experienced and highly motivated staff. We value each customer, regardless of size, and are committed to provide a comprehensive, unrivalled service and attention to quality.
Our customer base includes the following sectors: electrical contractors & engineers, industrial companies, facilities management, government agencies, local authorities, power generation, utilities, construction, panel builders, oil, gas, petrochemical, export markets, food industries, hotels/leisure, retail, air conditioning, heating & ventilation, refrigeration, security and fire prevention.
A major strength of EWL is our commitment to satisfy the demands of our customers with innovative, high quality and cost effective 'branded' products sourced from the world's leading manufacturers.
Our business constantly adapts to meet the needs of an ever changing market and our very strong relationships with our suppliers ensure that information regarding new products and trends is quickly communicated.
Amongst the wide range of products stocked are lighting, lamps, cables, wiring accessories, domestic, commercial, industrial, switchgear and fusegear, control and automation, cable management, ventilation, space heating, water heating, cable components and accessories, emergency lighting and fire detection, security access control, site electrics and supplies, tools and fixings, instrumentation and electronic components.
We operate a highly decentralised business philosophy through which our local managers are empowered to make all important business decisions. Our dedicated staff offer unbiased advice to find the best solution to our customers' specific needs. Our management style means that we build relationships with customers and suppliers locally to the benefit of everyone, nationwide.
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